August 23, 2016


Telecoms: MTN South Africa to sell $729m stake to black investors

South African mobile phone company MTN Group will sell shares worth 9.9 billion rand ($729 million), a 4 percent stake, to black investors to meet government quotas on black ownership.

Africa's biggest telecoms firm said the new black economic empowerment deal would be launched via a public offer next month to replace an existing scheme that is due to unwind in November.


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August 22, 2016


GSMA Announces First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East

The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference taking place in Dubai 17-18 October 2016. The mobile industry-focused event, which is now in its fourth year, brings together representatives from the region’s largest operators and technology companies to debate the key opportunities and challenges facing the industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The first speakers confirmed for"...

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August 22, 2016


Sky Deutschland's First Ultra HD Channels to Broadcast on SES Satellite

SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will be launching two exclusive Ultra HD channels via SES’s prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East in autumn.

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August 22, 2016


eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS: GO 2016 Middle East Qualifiers was Announced

The annual eSports events for CS: GO players of the Asia–Pacific region, eXTREMESLAND is having its Qualifier rounds across the Asia-Pacific region. The Middle East Qualifiers of the eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS: GO 2016 kicked off last weekend, 11th & 12th August 2016 at Que Club in Dubai. 15 teams battled it out through offline competitions, with the Championship belonging to Team Risky.

The winning team beat Team RVN 2-1, making them the official"...

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August 22, 2016


OT Will Present Its First Half 2016 Financial Results to Investors on August 29th, 2016

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announced that it will present its first half 2016 financial results to investors on Monday August 29th, 2016.

Didier Lamouche (CEO) and Anne-France Laclide (CFO) will be presenting these financial results and taking questions the same day at 4pm Paris Time (3pm London Time/10am New York Time).


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August 18, 2016


ROMOSS RoLink Hybrid Cable Launches, Offering Charging and Data Sync for iOS and Android

The team at ROMOSS is thrilled to announce the launch of their latest charging solution, the RoLink Hybrid Cable.

Offering a streamlined design, the RoLink Hybrid Cable features an 8-pin port on one side and a micro-USB port on the other. Users can simply flip the end of the connector to choose their charging port. The RoLink Hybrid Cable supports most iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, including all iPhone 5 and 6 models, iPod Nano and Touch,"...

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August 16, 2016


Kenya's telecom sector earns twice Uganda's, Rwanda's combined

In a rare glimpse into the sector’s financial muscle, GSM Association (GSMA), a lobby for telecom providers, found that Kenya’s mobile phone operators raked in Sh55.8 billion in the second quarter of this year. Safaricom, East Africa’s most profitable firm, accounted for about 90 per cent of this income, with the rest coming from Airtel and Orange Kenya."...

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August 10, 2016


Djezzy to launch LTE services in 4Q16

Optimum Telecom Algerie (formerly Orascom Telecom Algeria [OTA]), operating as Djezzy, is aiming to launch 4G LTE services in Algeria this autumn, according to an investment report by Egypt-based parent Global Telecom Holding (GTH, renamed in September 2013 from Orascom Telecom Holding [OTH]).

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in early January the regulator invited all interested parties to apply for participation in the country’s 4G licence auction, with a deadline of 11 April for submitting bids.


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August 10, 2016


New Pan-European Pay TV Platform offers Television for International Communities

  • More of home: 25 channels for Chinese and Indonesian viewers for the launch
  • More communities: Indian, Vietnamese and Korean packages soon to come
  • More coverage: broadcast across Europe via Astra satellite and internet
  • More flexibility: 7-day Catch up TV, and “no regret” price model
  • More information: is online

TV just like at home – for expats in Europe. The new pay"...

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August 9, 2016


Subah wins African award

Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited, an information technology (IT) and telecommunications solutions provider and a subsidiary of Subah Holding Company Limited, has received an international award for its innovative solutions in telecom traffic monitoring.

The company received the award for Best Telecom Traffic Monitoring Solution (Best SIM Box Fraud"...

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